I Have No Future Here

I uttered these words not too long ago while crying in frustration. Definitely not a good thing to say in front of others, let alone some of your leaders.

At the time, I believed it. I still do every now and then. But I have a different attitude and perspective.

Back then, I was disappointed with myself and others. I perceived myself as dismissed and unappreciated. Today, I just don’t care whether I do or don’t have a future here.

Here’s why.

The Power of Choice
After some reflection, and being the stubborn person I am, I decided that if I didn’t see a future here, I would have to simply create it or go out swinging.

You can choose to see the curse or the gift. And this one choice will determine if your life is a success story or one big soap opera.” – Richard Bach

At the end of the day, I could choose to be a victim of my circumstances, feel sorry for myself, blame others, or take ownership for my actions and build a better version of me.

I can’t control what others think of me, when I get promoted/demoted, or if I’ll get a different job. But I can choose to control my emotions, gain knowledge and skills, prioritize my schedule, allocate my energy, and invest the time to build relationships.

Life was never meant to be fair, it was meant to be lived. And I can choose how to live it.

My journey is not over, it’s just starting; because every day I get, is a chance to build a better future.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that an airplane takes off against the wind not with it.” – Henry Ford

What’s preventing you from taking control of your future?





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  1. YOU are your bright future. Maybe this type company isn’t the place where you can be your best self. What I know is that you are incredibly bright, you don’t need or want to follow only one path or a linear path, you thrive when helping or supporting others, you’re a bit of an anarchist – being a traditionalist is not your mindset or way of being, you’re a great thinker and feeler and share that so well in the written form, and more and more. There is so much to you. Whatever is next, it will be fresh, interesting and allow you to grow. Maybe you’ll be in actuarial somewhere else. Not thinking that’s your passion. One great fit is being a coach and mentor to people in financial, mathematical or technical careers … you get them AND you bring them something they probably would value very much in terms of the people-side, careers and navigating life. You’ve taken your John Maxwell work to heart – you LIVE it. Exemplary. You have much to offer and much credibility on all fronts. Blah, blah, blah (Ben, stop now). I will miss you when you leave here … you have been a unique and valuable member or the Humana Community – I’ve witnessed and value you and what you’ve done very much. AND, I’d never want to be your boss #truth #smile #imtooconservative. But I’d ALWAYS want you on my team as a peer – you bring it – big brain, big motor, clever thinker, Juan. Special gifts.I look forward to following your blogging and LinkedIn presence. And, I will always be willing to offer any assistance that you may request in navigating life and career – as a friend and fellow traveler. Care about ya. Want only the best for you. Stay Juan.

    1. Lol, “I’d never want to be your boss”

      I get it. Haha. My version of Rethinking Routine is not an easy pill to swallow.

      Thank you for the words and support.

      My world is about to get bigger once I figure out how to step into it in faith.

  2. I have recently gone through mental challenge myself. And, while I could not articulate my thoughts as eloquently as has been done here, I ultimately came to the same revolation. Each of us has to make things happen, as the majority of us are not going to have what we want simply fall into our laps.
    Great share!

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